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White, Ray Lewis

Overview
Works: 65 works in 262 publications in 2 languages and 16,282 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography  Fiction  Records and correspondence  Reference works 
Roles: Editor, Author, Thesis advisor, Other, Honoree, Author of introduction, ed
Classifications: PS3501.N4, 813.52
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ray Lewis White
The achievement of Sherwood Anderson; essays in criticism by Ray Lewis White( Book )

3 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 1,490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gore Vidal by Ray Lewis White( Book )

15 editions published between 1968 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of Gore Vidal
Sherwood Anderson's memoirs; a critical edition by Sherwood Anderson( Book )

11 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 1,145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At his death in 1941, Sherwood Anderson had spent nine years writing his final autobiography. The huge body of manuscripts, left unorganized and unedited by Anderson, was published in 1942, after being drastically cut and edited to the point of rewriting. Now the memoirs, which still remain the central source of study of Anderson's life and the literary movements in which he participated, have been made available in an accurate, scholarly edition. Mr. White has completely retranscribed over 2,200 pages of Anderson's manuscripts, explained the composition and textual state of work, and annotated the biographical and bibliographical facts of Anderson's career." -- dust jacket
Return to Winesburg : selections from four years of writing for a country newspaper by Sherwood Anderson( Book )

9 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tar: a Midwest childhood; a critical text by Sherwood Anderson( Book )

8 editions published in 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 853 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marching men; a critical text by Sherwood Anderson( Book )

12 editions published between 1972 and 1977 in English and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sherwood Anderson was born on September 13, 1876 in Camden, Ohio. He was pretty much self-educated and his early career was that of a successful copywriter and business owner in both Cleveland and Elyria in Ohio. In November 28th, 1912 he suffered a nervous breakdown. It led to him abandoning both his business and his family to become a writer. Sherwood's first novel, Windy McPherson's Son was published in 1916 as part of a three-book deal. This book, along with his second novel, Marching Men (published in 1917) prepared him for the success and fame he was to find fame with Winesburg, Ohio a collection of interrelated short stories, Winesburg, Ohio (published in 1919). In his memoir, he wrote that "Hands", was the first "real" story he ever wrote. Despite writing further short story collections, novels, plays, essays and poetry as well as a memoir only his novel Dark Laughter, written in 1925, could claim to be a commercial best seller. His influence on the next generation of writers was immense. He not only help to obtain publication for William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway but was an inspiration to writers of the calibre of John Steinbeck and Thomas Wolfe. Sherwood Anderson died on March 8th 1941 at the age of 64. He was taken ill during a cruise to South America and disembarked with his wife for the hospital in Coln̤, Panama, where he died. An autopsy revealed he had swallowed a toothpick, which had damaged his internal organs and promoted infection. Sherwood's body was returned to the United States, where he was buried at Round Hill Cemetery in Marion, Virginia. His epitaph reads, "Life, Not Death, is the Great Adventure". Here we publish the classic 'Marching Men'
A story teller's story; a critical text by Sherwood Anderson( Book )

6 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sherwood Anderson/Gertrude Stein: correspondence and personal essays by Sherwood Anderson( Book )

7 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winesburg, Ohio : an exploration by Ray Lewis White( Book )

6 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sherwood Anderson : early writings by Sherwood Anderson( Book )

6 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sherwood Anderson by Irving Howe( Book )

9 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Winesburg, Ohio : authoritative text, backgrounds and contexts, criticism by Sherwood Anderson( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short stories dealing with a small town in Ohio
Index to Best American short stories and O. Henry prize stories by Ray Lewis White( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sherwood Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio : with variant readings and annotations by Sherwood Anderson( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1919 a middle-aged Chicago advertising writer from Ohio, a failure as a businessman, husband, and father, published a slim yellow book of short stories intended to "reform" American literature. Sherwood Anderson strove to portray the buried inner lives of "pathetic grotesques"--People wounded by life in body or spirit - and to tell their stories in short revelations rather than in sweeping novels. Against all expectations, Winesburg Ohio: A Group of Tales of Ohio Small Town Life accomplished what its author intended. Afterwards, American literature would be written and read differently. Writers of short fiction learned from Anderson to achieve both character-centered form and daring Modernist subject matter. Sherwood Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio, authorized by the Sherwood Anderson Literary Estate Trust, is an expert text, in that Ray Lewis White has consulted all Anderson manuscripts, typescripts, letters, diaries, and all editions of the book to present the masterpiece as it was intended. White's edition also is informed by his 35 years of experience in editing, studying, and appreciating Sherwood Anderson and his fiction. New to this edition of Winesburg, Ohio are historical and cultural annotations, documentation of changes of various editions, identification of the Ohio originals of Anderson's characters; and maps of the real town of Clyde, in North Central Ohio, which was the basis of Anderson's fictional account. Included as well are unique photographs of Anderson and Clyde that deepen knowledge and feeling for the author's time and his work
Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas : a reference guide by Ray Lewis White( Book )

5 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sherwood Anderson's secret love letters : for Eleanor, a letter a day by Sherwood Anderson( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

TV news : building a career in broadcast journalism by Ray Lewis White( Book )

8 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the realities and opportunities for new careers in broadcast journalism
Value and vision in American literature : literary essays in honor of Ray Lewis White by Ray Lewis White( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Merrill studies in Winesburg, Ohio by Ray Lewis White( Book )

3 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heinrich Böll in America, 1954-1970 by Ray Lewis White( Book )

10 editions published in 1979 in 3 languages and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Winesburg, Ohio : an exploration
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Winesburg, Ohio : authoritative text, backgrounds and contexts, criticismSherwood Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio : with variant readings and annotationsSherwood Anderson's secret love letters : for Eleanor, a letter a dayTV news : building a career in broadcast journalismValue and vision in American literature : literary essays in honor of Ray Lewis White